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13th March 2006, 04:49 PM
Anyone can help me? I have window media player installed on my intel mac but i still can't play the wmv. Thanks

13th March 2006, 04:51 PM
tried flip4mac? It's free


13th March 2006, 04:53 PM
If you have an intel imac or Macbook Pro flip4mac won't work.

In that case try VLC unless someone can come up with a workaround.

13th March 2006, 07:25 PM
Originally posted by wmoisis@gmail.com@Mar 13 2006, 04:53 PM
If you have an intel imac or Macbook Pro flip4mac won't work.

In that case try VLC unless someone can come up with a workaround.
VLC is not working as well... :thumbdn:

13th March 2006, 07:26 PM
they are really the only options
even between them there are some files neither will play
vlc doesnt support the newe codecs and im not sure if flip4mac does either

14th March 2006, 03:46 PM
flip 4 mac is not working for intel mac either

14th March 2006, 03:48 PM
Might have to wait for support. I doubt it'll be too far away!

14th March 2006, 04:40 PM
Another reason to wait till I update all my widgets to use flip4mac...

14th March 2006, 04:55 PM
It's really fustrating...

All I would like to do is play .AVI files in Front Row. Is that so much to ask???

Oh, and Kennyy, I have an intel mac, and VLC works fine.

Try downloading it again

14th March 2006, 05:13 PM
.wmv on my intel imac is a pain! VLC plays some files but not all of them... just have to wait until the universal binary comes out for flip4mac

14th March 2006, 06:02 PM
Maybe MPlayer will play it?

14th March 2006, 06:18 PM
Originally posted by p53@Mar 14 2006, 06:02 PM
Maybe MPlayer will play it?
yes mplayer can play the but not smooth, what i can is see the picture and a very noisy sound.
i think i have to wait!!

15th March 2006, 07:34 AM
This is from Macosxhints (http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20060307172148591&lsrc=osxh):
Getting flip4mac to work on an intel mac Set the Apple Installer, in Application/Utilities, to run in Rosetta.
Run the Flip4Mac installation program.
Revert the Apple Installer to non-Rosetta mode.
Set QuickTime Player to run in Rosetta mode.
You may want to put quicktime back into normal mode for non-wmv stuff, because it sucks.

15th March 2006, 08:57 AM
as of 10.4.5, you no longer need to set installer to open in rosetta.

15th March 2006, 04:25 PM
Well kids, this is what you get for depending on proprietary formats. Not that this really helps since you just want to play back the file, but it's the people who make the videos in that format who are the bad bad evil people. :ph34r:

15th March 2006, 04:28 PM
Agreed. Everything i encode goes into mpg, divx or h.264 - WMV has poor quality, compression, and is proprietary. I don't understand why people use it.

19th March 2006, 11:47 AM
I have a G5 imac and even with the latest versions of quicktime and flip4mac I cannot get the asx scripted videos on news.com.au and fairfax to work. Is this because I can't or is there some problem?

19th March 2006, 12:31 PM
Wouldn't MPlayer have a solution already for Intel Macs (not universal binary). I remember back when trying to playback video in Gentoo Linux 2004, I called emerge on mplayer and codecs. What it retrieved are Windows Libraries (DLLs) and mplayer itself. Mplayer used the microsoft libraries flawlessly (much better than VLC).

It would be great just to steal all the Windows compiled codecs and just utilize them on the mac.